Late again as July has been a somewhat strange month. During the first week my son was in hospital for a planned operation then home to recover, however he became quite ill so was taken back into hospital where he still is, and although he is making a good recovery now, there are still major issues to be resolved. So a lot of my time has been spent driving a 40 mile round-trip to and from the hospital every other day and just when I thought I’d get a chance to do the walk, the weather changed and we had a couple of days of very heavy rain and gale force winds. On the way back from the hospital yesterday evening I stopped to get a few photos to show what is growing here in July. Hydrangeas and Agapanthus are still the main event, but I did find a few plants that I have not featured previously and several that I’m afraid I do not recognise. If you can ID them then please let me know in the comments.
Edit: (Thanks to Tish and Chloris who have offered an ID. I am very grateful and you are very clever!)
George V Memorial Walk – July 31 2019
- Row 1: Yucca blooms, Euonymus Fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’, Gladiolus, Pittosporum Tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’, Canna lily
- Row 2: Cordyline australis (and string of lights), Nigella ‘Miss Jekyll Alba‘and Cornflowers, Teasels, Evening Primrose, Crocosmia
- Row 3: Lady’s Eardrops (Fuchsia loxensis), Phlox, Japanese Anemone, Abelia, Salvia ‘Amistad’
- Row 4: Hebe / Veronica, Canna lily, Shasta daisies Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Shaggy’, Begonia (Begonia boliviensis), Unknown lily
- Row 5: Dahlia, Variegated Pittosporum, Double Asters, Coleonema album, Lords and Ladies (Arum lily)
All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 42mm – 150mm zoom lens.
The Changing Seasons | July
Awful having your son in hospital, we went through a spell like that, it is hideous. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Your red flower looks like a penstemon but it is difficult to tell without seeing the leaf. The white shrub looks like Coleonema album.
OOh, yes I think you could be right about the white shrub. I was thinking possibly NZ or Australia, but they do have a lot of SA plants here too. The red one is much more fuchsia like than a penstemon.
I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s ongoing health issues. Joanne has expressed it beautifully, and I join the others in hoping that he is on the mend and that the latest op really helps.
Your gallery is lovely; totally loving the pink-fringed Gladiolus.
Wishing you a less stressful month ahead.
The Gladiolus is rather splendid and not very tall either. I zipped along the walk last night, so there may well have been other gems I missed.
Hope your son’s health improves soon.
Thanks you, he’s getting there, but it is a long process.
I’m sorry to hear your son is ill, Jude. Reading through the comments I see he had another op yesterday, so hope all went well. Best wishes to him, you and the rest of the family.
Well so far so good, at least we know what is happening now.
I hate when one of our adult children is ill. I would rather it were me, I think. I hope he fully recovers.
It has been a traumatic couple of years. We just hope that things turn out well for him after all this.
Lovely collection of flowers, hope everything improves for you and family soon.
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